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Scott LaHart

Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.

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Danes look to ease food control and welfare inspections on small businesses

Danish food minister Mogens Jensen and the other Danish parties are attempting to put into place a food inspection system throughout 2020 that ensures small businesses do not have to receive visits from authorities as often as they do at present.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Norwegian climate report says large meat consumption cuts key to meet emissions targets

A new Norwegian Climate Foundation report calls for a large reduction in meat consumption as a key to emissions cuts.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Ban on disposable plastic cutlery, straws and plates proposed in Norway

The Norwegian Environment Directorate has proposed to the country’s Ministry of Climate and the Environment a ban on disposable plastic cutlery, straws and plates. The proposal complies with the requirements of the EU directive on plastic products.

European Food Law Norway

Norwegian schemes that grant “bonus points” for buying alcohol under scrutiny

Norwegian politicians have called for the Norwegian Directorate of Health to review the benefit programs for the Coop and Norgesgruppen supermarket chains as they currently provide bonus points for purchases of alcoholic beverages like beer. Airport tax-free company Travel Retail Norway recently removed bonus schemes on alcohol after Norwegian politicians publicly inquired whether the scheme could violate the country’s alcohol act.

European Food Law Advertising

Denmark “will always consume meat” despite fall in consumption

While supermarket Coop’s analysis shows that fresh meat consumption fell by five percent from 2015 to 2018 in Danish kroner per customer, Danish futurist Marianne Levinsen states that there will probably always be a place for meat in the country’s diets.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Meat consumption in Norway falls for second year in row

Norwegians' meat consumption dropped by nearly 1 kg per person in 2018, according to a recent report. It is the second consecutive year that meat consumption has declined in the country.

Norway Cattle & Beef
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